Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States take home an average $85K per year. Cash earnings of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners can occasionally include $8K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $67K to almost $109K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,430 - $103,748
(Median)
$66K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,700
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50%
90%

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$31.41 - $51.83
(Median)
$31
$43
$52
MEDIAN: $42.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,430 - $103,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,008  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$67,482 - $108,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.41 - $51.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$67,482 - $108,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) are in charge of providing high-quality, timely care to patients. They are responsible for evaluating patients, managing their needs, and performing procedures as needed. One of the certified registered nurse practitioner's main responsibilities includes performing an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. They document relevant information in the medical record, assess the patient's condition quickly, and help determine the best course of treatment. Some nurse practitioners work with a physician or physicians and must collaborate with them as well.

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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Tasks

  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.

Common Career Paths for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)


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Many Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners move into a Family Nurse Practitioner role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Family Nurse Practitioners on average bring in a similar salary to Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $83K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners make a median salary of $92K. As Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $95K.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 6%

National Average
$88,000

Acute Care
up arrow 2%


Women's Health
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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